Alexander Technique and Physical Therapy
The Alexander Technique



BODY SENSE, Physical Therapy Services
70 Woodfin Place ww7
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone: 828.329.7761
Fax: 888.242.5765



  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Program in Physical
      Therapy, New York, NY, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, 1995
      Marcia E. Ebert Award for Clinical Excellence, 1995
  • American Center for the Alexander Technique, New York, NY,
      Teacher certification, 1976-1979
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Bachelor of Arts, 1971


  • Director/owner private practice, Body Sense, Physical Therapy Services,
      May 1995 to present, CT and NC
  • Adjunct professor University North Carolina Asheville dance department teaching
      Contact Improvisation 2016
  • Physical Therapist, Park Ridge Hospital Out-patient Physical Therapy,
      October 2002 to Present
  • Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC, Master Teacher of the Alexander
      Technique, 2001 to present
  • Guest Professor UNCA, Drama Department, Movement for Actors;
      Dance Department, winter, 2001
  • Interplay, participant and teacher of dance improvisation, Asheville, NC,
      winter/spring 2001
  • Head of physical therapy, Physical Intelligence, Inc., Center for Prevention
      and Rehabilitation, Weston, CT, January 1996 to June 2000
  • Physical therapist, Advanced Center Rehabilitation Medicine, Norwalk, CT,
      May 1995 - March 1997
  • Teacher of the Alexander Technique, private practice, Greenwich, CT,
      1979 to present
  • Teacher of corrective/therapeutic exercise, group instruction and "one-on-one",
      1975 to present
  • Professional dancer, New York, NY, 1971 -1991
  • Founder, director, teaching member, Moving Arts Collaborative,
      Greenwich, CT, 1989 to present
  • Teacher of functional anatomy, Greenwich Country Day School, guest teacher,
      1989 -1991
  • Director of Back Clinic, American Fitness Center, Greenwich, CT,
      1984 - 1986
  • Teacher of Anatomy and Injury Prevention for the Dancer: Manhattan School
      of Ballet, New York, NY, 1975 - 1982; Arts Center, Darien, CT, 1992
  • Faculty of Dance Education Department of 92nd Street YMYWHA,
      New York, NY, 1972 -1980
  • Associate Professor of Dance Education, SUNY, New Paltz, NY, 1977, 1978


  • Rotator Cuff Seminar, Terry Trundle, PTA, Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC,
      February 27, 2009
  • Kinesio Taping for the Upper and Lower Extremities, Wake Forest University
      School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, April 13-14, 2007
  • Finding Balance, Dance Science Seminar, Winston-Salem State University,
      June 22 -23, 2007
  • Lymphedema Management Upper and Lower Extremities, Elizabeth Augustine,
      Columbus, OH, June 23-25, 2006
  • Anatomy of Core Strengthening, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Duke University,
      Durham, NC, April 1, 2, 2006
  • Natural Approaches to Pain Management, Asheville, NC, March 29, 2006
  • Development of Transitional Movements, Neuro Developmental Technique,
      Charlotte, NC, May 16, 2003
  • Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Education and Practice Update,
      Asheville, NC, July 25, 2002
  • Somatic Expressions of Trauma, Asheville, NC, December 14, 2001
  • Advanced/Certification Breast Cancer Related Upper Extremity Lymphedema
      Management, Newton, MA, April 29 - May 2, 1999, Philadelphia, PA,
      November 5-7, 1999
  • Breast Cancer Related Upper Extremity Lymphedema, Newton, MA,
      April 29-May 2, 1999
  • Patellofemoral Dysfunction, Greenwich Hospital, April 23, 1999
  • Seminar in Rheumatism, Hartford, CT, May 1, 1996; May 9, 1997;
      May 7, 1998
  • Seminar in Patellofemoral Dysfunction, Hartford, CT, April 23, 1999
  • Neuro Developmental Technique Approach to Gait with the Hemiplegic
      Patient, Norwalk Hospital, CT, September 21, 22, 1996
  • Neuro Developmental Technique, Norwalk Hospital, CT,
      January 21, 22, 1996; September 18, 19, 1997
  • Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in the Pregnant
      Client, Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology, APTA, JFK Medical Center,
      Edison, NJ, July 22, 1994
  • Parkinson's Disease &Quality of Life Symposium, Columbia-Presbyterian
      Medical Center, New York, NY, October 20-21, 1994
  • Current Concepts in Shoulder Rehabilitation, College of Physicians & Surgeons
      of Columbia University, October 29, 1994


  • Alexander Technique and Back Pain, Mountain Neurological, Asheville, NC,
      September 2008
  • Finding Balance, Dance Science Seminar, Winston-Salem State University,
      June 22 -23, 2007
  • Lymphedema Prevention, Anatomy, Treatment: Breast Cancer Survivor Group,
      Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, January 2006
  • Integrated Medicine Series: Brevard College Continuing Education Lecture
      Series 2001 to 2005
  • Alexander Technique in the Treatment of Stroke: Chester Cozier Medical
      Center, Philadelphia, Conference on Stroke, November 2004
  • Injury prevention for the musician through the Alexander Technique:
      Brevard Music Center, June to August 2001, June to August 2002
  • Application of the Alexander Technique in the Therapeutic Setting:
      In-service: Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Park Ridge Hospital,
        December 2003
      NC Chapter American Physical Therapy Association, November 2003
      Schubert Club, Greenwich Arts Center, January 1999
      American Society of the Alexander Technique, Amherst College, June 1999
      Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy, assisting
        Deborah Caplan, PT: New York, NY, April 1993 to September 1996
      White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, NY, July 1994
      United Hebrew Geriatrics, New Rochelle, NY, October 1994
      Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT, March 1993


  • American Physical Therapy Association, Women's Health Section,
      1995 to present
  • American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), founding member,
      1987 to present
  • American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), 1979 to present


  •      Packer, I. Balance for Safety's Sake. NaCCRA Lifeline (National Continuing Care

           Residents Association's National Newsletter). July/August 2012; 17(4): 8,9.


         Columnist for Rapid River Magazine, Asheville, NC, Oct 2002 - May 2003


         Packer I. The Alexander Technique. The Encyclopedia of Complementary Health

           Practices. Springer Publishers. 1999; 291-294.


    Packer I. The Alexander Technique and Childbirth. The Alexander Review, the  

      Independent Journal of the F.M. Alexander Technique. 1987;2(1):18-22.

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